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On Wednesday, the US Senate struck a bipartisan deal, agreeing to a two-year budget plan which would increase defence and domestic spending, including more funding for disaster relief and community health. "We had one Trump shutdown, nobody wants another maybe except him". "No one would suggest it's flawless, but we worked hard to find common ground", McConnell said in a speech announcing the deal .
  • North Korean official facing sanctions may get exemption

    North Korean official facing sanctions may get exemption

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    PyeongChang Olympic organizers won't provide North Korean and Iranian players with Samsung smartphones, which are available free to all other athletes, for fear of violating global sanctions on the countries, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted officials as saying on Wednesday, February 7.
  • 4 stabbed during church service in Corpus Christi home

    4 stabbed during church service in Corpus Christi home

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    He was a member of the church. Police arrested Marco Antonio Moreno, 28, on suspicion of murder and three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He later died from his injuries at Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline. Two churchgoers who tried to stop the attack were also hurt but are expected to be okay.
  • 'We want Brexit deal asap' Theresa May tells Japanese industrialists

    'We want Brexit deal asap' Theresa May tells Japanese industrialists

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    In the first major bust-up regarding the next stage of negotiations, the Brexit Secretary complained the proposals were "not in good faith". Speaking after a Downing Street summit with 19 leaders from Japan's biggest businesses with operations in the United Kingdom, the country's ambassador raised the prospect of them pulling out of Britain.
  • Kim Jong-un says N

    Kim Jong-un says N

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    Kim is expected to arrive on Friday for the Opening Ceremony and stay for three days. The South Korean giant has invested in Iran's consumer market which offers huge potential for business. It's the first time a cheering squad from the North has come in 13 years. Trump has directed officials to plan a military parade for him, which the Pentagon and White House have confirmed is in the planning stages.
  • Spice Girls US and UK Tour Now In The Planning

    Spice Girls US and UK Tour Now In The Planning

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    According to TMZ , the designer changed her mind about the reunion largely because she is exhausted to living in her husband, David Beckham's shadow; she wants to step away from the sidelines and lead her own life. "It's amusing, they say let things go and I really had". A residency in Las Vegas is apparently off the cards, and there will be no new music recorded - which sounds good to us, to be fair.
  • UN investigating reports of chlorine attacks in Syria

    UN investigating reports of chlorine attacks in Syria

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    United Nations officials said they were "concerned for the safety" of residents across Idlib because the ongoing bombardment caused "destruction of civilian infrastructure" including medical facilities and schools, UNOCHA spokeswoman Linda Tom told Syria Direct on Thursday.
  • On Northern Syria Front Line, US and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off

    On Northern Syria Front Line, US and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off

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    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russian Federation on Monday of protecting Syrian President Bashar Assad from responsibility for what she said were multiple chlorine gas attacks on civilians in recent weeks. Ankara considers the Kurdish fighters "terrorists" and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey . A senior Turkish official says the United States must put an end to policies that "poison" ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, including supporting ...
  • Singapore and Malaysia to set up stock market link

    Singapore and Malaysia to set up stock market link

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    Themed, "Renaissance of Capitalism: Markets for Growth", the Securities Commission is hosting the two-day Fifth World Capital Markets Symposium from Tuesday, to reassess the models and global relationships that have underpinned growth for most of the 20th century.
  • USA stocks rise as global markets find their footing

    USA stocks rise as global markets find their footing

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    The S&P 500 . SPX was up 19.78 points, or 0.73 percent, at 2,714.92, while the Nasdaq Composite . IXIC was up 17.09 points, or 0.24 percent, at 7,132.97. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, meanwhile, was down 86 cents, or 1.4 percent at $60.93, its lowest since January 3. Analysts say that in the short term, investors should be prepared for choppier stock markets , but doubt whether there will be a prolonged period of selling.
  • Naked passenger on plane causes flight to turn around

    Naked passenger on plane causes flight to turn around

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    The tracking website FlightAware shows Alaska Airlines Flight 176 make it from Anchorage to around Prince William Sound before turning around and heading back. Local media in Alaska report that the U.S. Attorney's office had not filed charges as of the end of the day Wednesday. " While no emergency was declared , the decision was made to return to Anchorage".
  • Durham University student 'crushed to death' outside nightclub

    Durham University student 'crushed to death' outside nightclub

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    A university student has died outside a busy nightclub after she was reportedly crushed under a barrier. Desperate attempts were made by doormen to resuscitate the woman, but she was later pronounced dead. It is believed that the incident occurred near the Missoula nightclub in Durham. Durham Constabulary has launched an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.
  • Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

    Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

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    Rouhani noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to expand relations with Turkey in the energy sector and welcomes the presence of Turkish investors and economic entities in Iran's oil and gas projects. Citing Al-Alam, another Iranian state channel, state channel IRIB reported without producing any evidence that the Turkish army used chemical weapons during its Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
  • Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats

    Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats

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    Some Republican committee members were quick to declare that they knew nothing about the proposed wall. "I'm not part of that decision", Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, who took over the committee's Russian Federation probe after Nunes was accused of running interference for the White House, told the outlet.
  • AAA: Drowsy driving is a factor in nearly 10-percent of crashes

    AAA: Drowsy driving is a factor in nearly 10-percent of crashes

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    They say it's hard to detect drowsiness following a crash and that's why it's one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. Although it was never proven in court, prosecutors said sleep deprivation was the cause because the driver allegedly admitted to only getting five hours of sleep before the crash.
  • Palestinian Resistance Fighter Martyred in IOF Raid

    Palestinian Resistance Fighter Martyred in IOF Raid

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    Two weeks after the murder Israel Police's YAMAM counter-terrorism unit led a 12 hour operation in which one Palestinian was killed and two others arrested and two YAMAM officers were wounded after an exchange of gunfire with the suspects.
  • Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) PT Lowered to $190.00

    Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) PT Lowered to $190.00

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    The firm's revenue was up 29.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. Hanseatic Management Services Inc, which manages about $222.00M and $88.09M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wayfair Inc Class A (NYSE:W) by 9,934 shares to 2,973 shares, valued at $200,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
  • U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

    U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

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    With determined rhetoric - and the promise of more "aggressive" economic sanctions against the North - Pence is looking to refocus American allies on the North Korean threat. On Wednesday, the North announced that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong-un, would attend the games, joining the country's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam.
  • Cavs working on getting 3rd team for DeAndre Jordan deal

    Cavs working on getting 3rd team for DeAndre Jordan deal

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    However, that hasn't stopped the Cavs from calling them about Jordan. The Cavaliers have valuable draft picks for the first time in a few years, and they can acquire Jordan without giving up one of their best players. Memphis has listened to trade offers for Tyreke Evans. Griffin, a former No. 1 overall pick, was a popular name linked to Boston in recent seasons leading up to his free agency last summer, but a source told Himmelsbach the Celtics never discussed a deal with the Clippers ...
  • McConnell tees up budget deal

    McConnell tees up budget deal

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    The New York Times also reported the budget cap for military spending would be raised by about $ 80 billion in FY 2018 and $85 billion in FY 2019. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reached a deal on Wednesday to fund the government over the next two years.
  • 227 nomination papers found valid for Nagaland polls

    227 nomination papers found valid for Nagaland polls

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    Moa Aier told UNI that out of 256 nomination papers filed for Nagaland Assembly elections scrutinized by the respective Returning Officers, and except one, all 255 nomination papers were found valid. The state will go to polls on the 27th of this month. The BJP who is making all efforts to unseat the ruling Congress had fielded in 47 assembly constituencies, while other political parties like the National People's Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Hill State People's Democratic Party, ...
  • Renuka Chowdhury may file motion against Rijiju over video

    Renuka Chowdhury may file motion against Rijiju over video

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    PM Modi had evoked laughter in the upper house when he asked Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu to not admonish Chaudhary, who was continuously laughing while PM Modi was adressing the house. On Wednesday, during the reply, Modi had questioned the Congress's claim of being the originator of the biometric national ID Aadhaar when he said that the then Home Minister L K Advani had in 1998 spoken about an all-purpose national ID in Rajya Sabha.
  • India refuses to meet Special Envoy from Maldives as tension mounts

    India refuses to meet Special Envoy from Maldives as tension mounts

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    Also, we have not seen any real action on the concerns stated by the worldwide community and India. While China and Saudi Arabia have been the main backers of President Yameen, it is the inclusion of Pakistan on the list that is being seen as the most significant message by the Maldivian President.
  • Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

    Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be running for re-election as the candidate of Venezuela's United Socialist Party (PSUV). Venezuela's electoral authorities announced the date on Wednesday just hours after talks between the government and the opposition broke up without agreement.
  • Nancy Pelosi delivers longest House speech in more than a century

    Nancy Pelosi delivers longest House speech in more than a century

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    To secure that money, however, Republicans had to dangle $128 billion in domestic spending. The bill also includes $90 billion in disaster aid funding, making for a total of roughly $400 billion in spending. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins voted in favor of the bill. A large uptick in bond issuance is expected after Congress raises the debt ceiling , which along with higher inflation expectations has weighed on bonds in the past week.
  • Winter Olympics: Who is the flag bearer for the United States?

    Winter Olympics: Who is the flag bearer for the United States?

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    USA Luge declined comment on the tweet. "No problem. I can wait until 2022", he wrote on February 8. Hamlin won a coin toss, which was the predetermined method of picking a victor if all else failed in the athlete-led process. This is not a gold-medal-or-bust season for USA Luge star Erin Hamlin , who is bidding for a fourth Olympic appearance. That's just that."U.S. speedskater Joey Mantia said".
  • Valencia urges United to stay in hunt for Premier League title

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    Manchester United have announced revenue of £163.9 million and operating profit of £28.7 million for its 2018 second quarter financial results ending December 31. With the rest of the continent's wealthiest football clubs not quite finished with signing every single player to have represented Monaco during last season - a campaign which saw them win the French league and embark on an exciting Champ